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Chesterfield brothers recall night dad killed mom


Three Chesterfield brothers are giving a gut-wrenching first-hand look at the impact of domestic violence, speaking out about the day their dad killed their mother.

Chesterfield police say Nequia Davidson was gunned down by her Fort Lee-based husband, Terrell Davidson. Police are treating this case as a murder-suicide.

They found the couple off the 12300 block of Mason Avenue. Police confirm Terrell called 911 to say he shot his wife, and that he planned to kill himself. 

"It hurts," said Nequia's oldest son, 21-year-old Quadel Webb.

The crime scene still haunts the children.

"This can't be happening," said Nequia's youngest son, 13-year-old Terrell Davidson, Jr. "My dad wouldn't do that. Yes, he's crazy sometimes."

But the siblings never thought this would happen. Chesterfield Police say Terrell tried to run his wife off the road, shot her and then got in the car and shot himself. 

"That kills me," said Quadel. "It really kills me."

Davidson was a decorated soldier. His sons say he was set to lose his rank of first Sergeant due to a string of domestic violence incidents with the woman he had often taken to the military ball. 

"He was saying all kind of crazy stuff," recalls Quadel. "Like he was going to lose his job. That he needed me to write something so he could give it to the army."

Quadel remembers getting a text message while stationed in Korea from his father. 

"Call me!" wrote Davidson. "I love your mother more than you know. I gave my heart to her."

Nequia was dead hours later.

"I remember just falling down and crying my eyes out," said Quadel.

The couple had spent 17 years together.

"He's my step father," said 20-year-old Zarquel Webb. "But he raised us from when we were three."

Terrell Davidson, Jr. is still fighting back tears.

"I'm actually quite furious," said young Terrell. "But I seem to think of the good times that I had with my dad and my mom, going to the movies a lot, getting ice cream."

The brothers say they don't want pity.

"I'm going to be fine," said Quadel. "My mom wanted me to take care of my siblings."

They hope families dealing with domestic violence will get help before it's too late. The brothers say this could happen to anyone.

"He always told me to be a better father than him," recalls young Terrell. "I can do that easily because what he has done is just crazy."

The brothers have two younger sisters. They say the community has been very kind. Click here if you would like to help the family. 

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